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Self-Guided Tour of St. Patrick's Cemetery in Geneva

Sep 25th, 2020

Geneva, N.Y.: The Geneva Historical Society is offering a self-guided, socially distanced tour of St. Patrick's Cemetery in Geneva on Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 2–4 p.m. The tour will include veteran burials as well as several interesting stories of individuals and families buried in the cemetery, including Dan Deegan and the Madia and Anania families. Associated with St. Francis de Sales Church (now part of Our Lady of Peace Parish), St. Patrick's burials consist of mostly Italian and Irish immigrants and their descendants.

The tour will go on rain or shine. Face coverings are required, and non-related groups in the tour must maintain distances of at least six feet from one another. Each tour will begin with a short introduction by a Geneva Historical Society staff member and leave every 15 minutes (2:00,  2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00, 3:15, 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.) to follow a marked path through the cemetery. The capacity for each time slot is 10 people. A printed guide to the featured burials will be provided. Reservations are required. Admission is $5 per person and is payable in advance by credit card or on the day of the tour with exact change or check. Call the Geneva History Museum at 315-789-5151 to make reservations or for more information.

The Geneva History Museum is located in the Prouty-Chew House at 543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY. Parking is on the street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot across the street.

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